Added on 16 September 2020

The finalists for the prestigious Digital Preservation Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy are revealed today, with three more initiatives celebrated for their practical application of preservation tools to protect at-risk digital objects.

Finalists for The National Archives Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy are (in no particular order):

Read more about each of the Digital Preservation Awards 2020 finalists

Sponsor of the Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy, John Sheridan of The National Archives (UK) said, "this award embodies the very essence of digital preservation. All three finalists have challenged threats to our digital estate and are saving important digital collections which might otherwise have been lost."

Before the judges decide on the winners, members of the Digital Preservation Coalition will be invited to cast their vote on each category once all the finalists have been announced. Members will be asked to select their first and second choices for each category and are asked to provide feedback to the finalists. Each Full Member, Associate and Allied Organisation of the DPC may submit one vote.

DPC Member voting will open later today, Wednesday 16th September 2020.

The digital preservation community will also have chance to hear about the work of the finalists, as they will be invited to form part of the #WeMissiPRES program dedicated to showcasing ‘The Best of Digital Preservation in 2020’ on Wednesday 23rd September 2020.

Finalists will then wait until the World Digital Preservation Day on 5th November 2020 when winners will be revealed as part of an online celebration with the digital preservation community, friends, family and peers from leading organisations.

The Digital Preservation Awards are a world-wide celebration of significant and state-of-the-art contributions to securing our digital legacy and just one of the ways the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) helps to raise awareness of the strategic, cultural, and technological issues which make up the digital preservation challenge.  

The DPC would like to thank sponsors Google, The International Council on Archives, The Software Sustainability Institute (SSI), The Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DHN), The National Records of Scotland, The National Archives UK, Arkivum, Artefactual, AVP, CAE Technology Systems, Formpipe, LIBNOVA, Max Communications and Preservica for their support of the Digital Preservation Awards 2020.

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